Ohio Birth Injury Attorneys
We Hold Doctors and Hospitals Responsible for Spinal Cord Injuries
Newborn babies are fragile and susceptible to injury. The process of labor and delivery can be incredibly traumatic for a baby, and it is not unusual for some newborns to suffer mild injuries at birth. However, due to medical negligence, some newborns suffer serious spinal cord injuries in their first moments of life. At The Eisen Law Firm, we have been holding negligent medical professionals and medical facilities accountable for more than 30 years.
What causes spinal cord injuries in newborns?
Spinal cord injuries range in severity. Some may heal on their own, whereas others may cause lifelong complications. Some of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries include:
Undiagnosed spina bifida
Abnormal birthing positions
Twisting and turning the baby during delivery
The use of tools to assist with birth, such as forceps or vacuums
Other incidents during labor and delivery may also lead to spinal cord injuries.
How do I know if my baby suffered a spinal cord injury?
There are several symptoms that may develop that indicate a spinal cord injury. These include:
Inability to move parts of the body
Weak touch sensations
Your baby’s pediatrician is able to diagnose spinal cord injuries. Several diagnostic tests may be necessary to confirm a spinal cord injury.
Some babies make a full recovery after suffering a spinal cord injury. However, other children may have permanent disabilities or paralysis from birth. Others may suffer developmental delays and intellectual disabilities. These children may require round-the-clock care well into adulthood. Medical equipment and the costs of constant care may easily reach seven figures over the child’s lifespan.
By pursuing a birth injury claim, however, you may not have to pay these costs out of pocket for your child. If it is confirmed that a medical professional’s negligence was the direct cause of your child’s injuries, you may be entitled to compensation.
Why do I need a birth injury attorney?
Birth injury claims are a type of medical malpractice claim. Medical malpractice law is highly specialized and notoriously complex—many attorneys refuse to even consider taking on medical malpractice cases. However, our experienced medical malpractice and birth injury attorneys understand how to interpret medical records and pinpoint where malpractice occurred. Without one of our skilled birth injury attorneys, many families would have had no idea their child’s injuries were not genetic but were, in fact, caused by negligence—thus entitling them to significant monetary compensation. Our attorneys advocate for injured babies and children, seeking maximum compensation for injuries caused due to negligence.
At The Eisen Law Firm, we focus exclusively on medical negligence
The attorneys at The Eisen Law Firm focus exclusively on medical negligence claims, including birth injury claims. With our expertise, we seek to maximize your compensation to the full extent available under the law. To schedule a free consultation with our firm, call 216-687-0900 or contact us online.